Introducing our innovative creation: Sticky pear tarts with Roquefort cream. This delicious dessert seamlessly combines the irresistible flavors of sweet peaches and rich Roquefort cheese. Be ready for a visual masterpiece that will enchant your taste buds. The harmonious mix of spicy and creamy sensations leaves you wanting more. Discover the perfect balance between dessert and cheese dishes with these stunning tarts. Get ready for a delicious culinary adventure that will exceed your expectations.
- 1 large ripe pear
- 320g package of ready-rolled puff pastry
- Flour for dusting
- 1 tbsp honey
- 50 ml double cream
- 25g mild Roquefort, crumbled
- 2 tbsp golden powdered sugar
- Unravel the dough and, using a saucer or small plate, cut out two 15cm diameter circles.
- Place the dough circles on a tray and prick all over with a fork.
- Peel the pears, core them and cut them in half lengthwise.
- Cut each half into thin slices and arrange in a neat, overlapping circle in the center of the dough, leaving a 2cm border.
- Roll up the dough and pinch the edges together to fit the pears neatly into the tart.
- Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead and stored in the refrigerator; If the pears turn a little brown, you won’t notice it.
- To prepare the cream, beat the cream and honey until soft.
- Add the cheese to the cream mixture and continue stirring.
- Pour the cream into a small container and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Can be prepared 1 day in advance.
- Place a baking tray in the oven and heat to 200C/180C/Gas 6.
- To make the glaze, heat the sugar in a pan over medium heat until it melts and caramelizes.
- Pour the caramelized sugar over the pears.
- Place the tarts on the hot baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.
- Lift the tarts onto preheated plates.
- Serve with a spoonful of Roquefort cream to melt on top.
Equipment and tools
To prepare sticky pear tarts with Roquefort cream, you will need the following equipment and tools:
- baking tray
- rolling pin
- Sharp knife
- Pastry brush
- Small bowl
This recipe for sticky pear tarts with Roquefort cream contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products (double cream and Roquefort cheese)
Please ensure that the ingredients used and the finished dish are safe for consumption according to your dietary needs and restrictions.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover Sticky Pear Tarts with Roquefort Cream, follow these storage guidelines:
- Allow the tarts to cool completely.
- Store them in an airtight container.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- Before serving, you can reheat the tarts in the oven at a low temperature or enjoy them cold.
Note: For the best taste and texture, it is recommended to consume the tarts within 2 days.
The health benefits of sticky pear tarts with Roquefort cream
When it comes to delicious desserts, nothing beats the delicious combination of sweet pear tarts and the creamy taste of Roquefort cheese. But did you know that this delicious treat also offers some surprising health benefits? From the nutrient-dense fruit to the protein-packed cheese, each ingredient in this recipe brings its own benefits. Let’s take a closer look:
Pears: A Nutritional Powerhouse
Pears, especially ripe ones, are not only juicy and delicious, but also full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of fiber, which aids digestion and prevents constipation. Pears also contain vitamin C, an antioxidant that boosts your immune system and promotes healthy skin. In addition, they provide important minerals such as potassium, which is crucial for maintaining heart health and regulating blood pressure.
Puff pastry: A light and flaky delight
Although puff pastry may not offer as many health benefits as pears, it can still be enjoyed in moderation. Made from layers of butter and flour, this dough gives your tarts a light and flaky texture. The key is to eat it in small portions and practice portion control. Opt for pre-rolled puff pastry to save time and effort without compromising on taste.
Honey: nature’s sweetener
Using honey as a natural sweetener in this recipe not only improves the taste but also brings some health benefits. Unlike refined sugar, honey contains trace amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Due to its antibacterial properties, it can even help soothe a sore throat and suppress coughs. However, it is important to consume honey in moderation as it still contains calories and can affect blood sugar levels.
Double Cream: A creamy delight
Although double cream is high in calories and saturated fat, it can be a source of important nutrients when consumed in moderation. It provides small amounts of calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin K. Remember to enjoy this ingredient in limited amounts to maintain a balanced diet.
Roquefort cheese: The spicy pleasure
Roquefort cheese gives these pear tarts a distinctive flavor and also offers some surprising health benefits. As a type of blue cheese, Roquefort contains probiotics that have a positive effect on intestinal health. It is also a good source of protein, essential for building and repairing tissue. However, since it contains a lot of sodium, people with high blood pressure should consume it sparingly.
Golden Powdered Sugar: The finishing touch
Golden powdered sugar is used sparingly to enhance the sweetness of this dessert. Although it provides a quick energy boost, it is a type of refined sugar and should be consumed in moderation to avoid potential negative health effects such as tooth decay and weight gain.
Although these sticky pear tarts with Roquefort cream may not be an everyday treat, they offer a delicious flavor combination and some unexpected health benefits. Remember to enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Enjoying a dessert every now and then while paying attention to portion sizes and overall nutrient intake can be a wonderful way to satisfy your cravings without compromising your well-being.